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We award $52 million in grants in 2018
By Chris Barnett / February 19, 2019
Many of the grants aligned with our three strategic priorities: educational success, healthy lives and economic security. Through these, we invest in organizations and programs that strive for long-term solutions to significant community issues.

Professional advisors working
By Jim Sanzi / December 11, 2018
Recently, at our annual Professional Advisor Appreciation Breakfast, we invited our PAC partners to engage in a community conversation Together RI style.

Welcoming our new partners in philanthropy
By Jim Sanzi / March 14, 2018
Every year, we are privileged and humbled by the fact that so many individuals, families, and nonprofit organizations create a fund with us or join our legacy society with their future gift intention.

Addressing alarming increase in  hunger
By Chris Barnett / December 26, 2017
Sparked by a recent report that hunger is at a 10-year high in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Foundation announced a $100,000 donation to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and challenged Rhode Islanders to pitch in during this time of extraordinary need.

Showing appreciation for our professional advisors
By Jim Sanzi / December 11, 2017
Over the years, we have had the great pleasure of working with countless professional advisors in Rhode Island who play a critical role in advising clients on charitable giving strategies. Many of those professionals serve on the Foundation’s Professional Advisory Council.

Leaving the world a better place
By Jim Sanzi / November 6, 2017
Every year, we celebrate and thank the members of our 1916 Society – for their foresight, generosity, and commitment to civic engagement. This year, we gathered at the Providence Public Library, where our Jim Sanzi held an ‘open conversation’ with RIPR's Elisabeth Harrison and Torey Malatia.

Wealth planning in a year of change
By Jim Sanzi / October 20, 2017
Each year, we partner with Washington Trust to present a wealth management roundtable, a panel discussion by experts in the field who talk about important developments in the area of financial planning.

$28 million gift sets record for philanthropy
By Chris Barnett / February 27, 2017
The estate gift from the Wilcox family is the single largest unrestricted donation in our 100-year history.

Committed to philanthropy
By Jim Sanzi / October 27, 2016
Celebrating our 1916 Society donors for their deep commitment to philanthropy and civic engagement.

Guiding clients to and through retirement
By Jim Sanzi / October 21, 2016
Partnering with Washington Trust, we share estate planning news and advice with professional advisors at Wealth Planning Round Table 2016.

Featured Post

  • Making science come alive Posted 10 months ago
    Thanks to our Carter Spark Grant, Narragansett Elementary School students just learned a lot about life around Narragansett Bay. Special education teacher Karen Festa used the grant to bring Save the Bay’s living “Bay Classroom Experience” to school.
  • Roger Williams' ideals come to life in scholarship recipients Posted 11 months ago
    The Rhode Island Foundation is sending seven high school seniors off to college with scholarships honoring Roger Williams, the state’s founding father.The four-year, renewable scholarships are through the Carter Roger Williams Initiative, which was launched last year by philanthropists Letitia and the late John Carter.
  • Carter fellowships inspire innovation Posted 12 months ago
    The recipients will receive $200,000 over four years to test and implement their proposals to dramatically improve life in Rhode Island thanks to the generosity of philanthropists Letitia and the late John Carter.
  • Grants will improve health of RI'ers Posted 12 months ago
    Our RIGHA Foundation Fund awards more than $280,000 in grants to promote primary health care.
  • Introducing moves to fuel growth and expansion Posted last year
    We are launching a new grantmaking opportunity, refining our strategic priorities, adopting impact targets and adding new staff positions to support work with partners, donors, nonprofits and community leaders.
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